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 Why should you visit Ostrobothnia?



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The beautiful region of South Ostrobothnia is situated in Western Finland. Its uniqueness lies in its original culture, rich history and entrepreneurial spirit.

The regional centre of South Ostrobothnia is Seinäjoki, home for nearly 60,000 inhabitants. The excellent traffic connections turn the region into an easily accessible touristic destination. Seinäjoki is also the core of action. The most well-known events, Provinssirock and Tango Festival take place here. Popular exhibition and concert venues such as Seinäjoki Areena and Rytmikorjaamo host various happenings throughout the year.

The region is renowned for its vast fields as well as numerous rivers. The horizon beyond the plains of Ostrobothnia seems to stretch further than anywhere else in Finland. Shimmering rivers wind through the lush countryside dotted with red ochre farms, making it a view worth watching. In late summer the fields turn golden and then silver from the sparkling frost. This is authentic Ostrobothnia that brings observers a sense of ease.

The largest lake in the region Lappajärvi, created by a meteorite 73 million years ago, is a favourite location for both locals and tourists. Besides, Seinäjoki has one of the few artificial lakes in Finland, a clear proof of the Ostrobothnians' entrepreneurship. Numerous lookout towers, The Devil's Nest eroded cavity, river cruises, hiking paths and hundreds of other nature-oriented sights stand out as our flagship product.

Untouched nature, the peace and tranquility of the countryside, charming old houses, the heartbeat of town, are all waiting for you. Here you can find all the comfort of modern civilization in the middle of genuine natural surroundings.

Relaxation holiday, sports activities or cultural entertainment, the choice is all yours!

Welcome to South Ostrobothnia! We wish you a pleasant stay!


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Top 5 reasons to visit South Ostrobothnia

  1. genuine nature
  2. peaceful and quiet surroundings
  3. wide variety of sports and outdoor activities
  4. mixture of tradition and hi-tech
  5. great infrastructure and accessibility

Keep our travelling tips in mind and enjoy open-hearted Ostrobothnian hospitality.


You can order our "Holiday in Ostrobothnia" tourist brochure by e-mail, or read Holiday in Ostrobothnia 2013 -brochure online

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